Praise From People Putting Hope and the Future’s First Edition to Work

“A must read for anyone who wants to live a purposeful life with the future in mind.”

Lyn Dillman—A Teacher of Teachers

“I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seriously concerned about the future of humanity and the planet and is seeking realistic hope and guidance in these complex and troubled times. A Monumental Contribution to our Human Understanding.”

Larry Hobbs—Marine Biologist

This is one of the most important books of the early 21st Century. Dr. Johnston does not believe that the way we think is “wrong.” On the contrary, he is quite clear that the way we think in our current culture was timely for the emergence and development of the modern age. What he argues is that we are now in a transitional phase of culture similar to the one 400 years ago, where we are being asked to grow in a way that has not been necessary or even possible before now. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels “called” in some way, not just to make the world a better place, but to help grow the perspectives and ways of thinking that allow us to work together to co-create a world we can all live in.

David Walker Moore—Aerospace Engineer

“In Hope and the Future, Charles Johnston clearly articulates the unique challenges and possibilities of our times. He then invites us to put our hands on needed new, more powerful tools. The principles of Cultural Maturity are just plain common sense and help us distance ourselves from the tired approaches to social change that we have resigned ourselves to, even though they seem fruitless. The teachings included in Hope and the Future give us new life-giving alternative choices.

Bill Grace — Priest and Leadership Educator

“Psychiatrist Charles Johnston demonstrates how wise and mature leadership, grounded in new leadership capacities, will enable us to navigate the increasing complexity of the world. Hope and the Future is a  blueprint for leadership at the evolutionary edge.

Nicholas Beecroft— Psychiatrist and Futurist

“Cultural Maturity is not for weaklings or whiners. It calls us to be more than we think we can be. But Dr. Johnston shows in this important book that it’s necessary while he gives us the framework and pathway to get there.”

Gloria M. Degaetano —Parent Educator